Member To Member Benefits

Building a Downtown Community

Downtown DSA Membership Services

• Process new and renewal of memberships
• DSA office open 2-3 days a week
• DSA Website – listing on the Website
• Eblast services – camera ready jpeg. – one week advance for processing
• Social Media connections
• Business Event listing on DSA Calendar – two week advance for processing
• Networking Opportunities- Quarterly
• Annual and Event Sponsorship opportunities
• Site visits and business consultations
• DSA decal for your business window
• Ask Members about Member to Member Discounts
• Opportunities to volunteer


Downtown Resident /Civic Services/Public Advocacy Services

• Civic Issues- Board awareness of important community meetings
• Political Candidates Forums
• Attendance at key City meetings and membership notifications
• Promoting for a clean, safe and vibrant downtown


Downtown Entertainment/Education Services

First Fridays, Music Entertainment – Live from Downtown – City Neighborhood Grant
Howard Alan Art Festivals – 4 times a year, February, April, May and October
Urban Speaker Series – bringing new ideas and best practices for downtown to consider
• Collaboration with other downtown non-profits to promote downtown
• Promotional flyers distributed to membership to increase event attendance


Downtown PR/Communication Services

• Monthly Messaging and Promotion of DT via Social Media
• DSA Website maintenance and enhancement – dsasarasota.com
• Annual Downtown Sarasota City Guide (develop and distribute) – members listed
• Event and Marketing Coordination
• Downtown Banner Program
• Public relations and press releases upon request – 48 hour advance for processing
• Sponsorships for events and annual programs
• Chair speaking opportunities


DSA Financial Services

• Maximize use of membership, grants, and sponsorship dollars for the vibrancy of Downtown Sarasota as determined in the DSA vision and mission statement and yearly focus